Vroman with Lebanon against Japan
June 6, 1981|
|Died||June 29, 2015
Los Angeles County, California
|Nationality||American / Lebanese|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Viewmont (Bountiful, Utah)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2005–2006||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2006–2007||CB Gran Canaria|
|2008||BC Lietuvos Rytas|
|2011||Incheon ET Land Elephants|
|2012||Barangay Ginebra Kings|
|2014||Capitanes de Arecibo|
Jackson Brett Vroman (June 6, 1981 – June 29, 2015) was an American-born Lebanese professional basketball player. He was naturalized as a Lebanese citizen to play for the Lebanon national basketball team, replacing the other naturalized American Lebanese player, Joe Vogel. He is the son of former NBA player Brett Vroman, who played briefly for the Utah Jazz in the 1980–81 NBA season.
Early life and education
His senior year in high school, he played at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah for coach Emery. He later attended and played basketball at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and Iowa State University. During his time at Iowa State, Vroman was a subject of an NCAA rule violation when it was revealed that his former head coach Larry Eustachy paid players, including Vroman, for making free throws during practice and games during the 2002-03 season.
Jackson was a second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in the 2004 NBA draft. He played for the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Hornets/New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, averaging 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
In the 2006/07 season he played for CB Gran Canaria in the Spanish ACB. He began the 2007/08 season with CB Girona before being signed by BC Lietuvos Rytas in February 2008. In October 2010 he signed with the Dongguan Leopards in China. For the 2011–2012 season, he signed with the Incheon ET Land Elephants in South Korea, but in December 2011, he signed a contract with the Jiangsu Dragons.
Vroman was found dead in a swimming pool at his home in Los Angeles County, California on June 29, 2015. The death was ruled accidental; security camera footage showed him falling into his pool. Autopsy showed an enlarged heart, with toxicology reports showing ketamine, cocaine and GHB in his system.
- Asian Championship
- West Asian Championship
- Iranian Basketball Super League
- Asian Championship
- Most Valuable Player: 2009 (Mahram)
- FIBA Asia Championship 2009 6th Top Scorer averaging 17.3 ppg
- FIBA Asia Championship 2009 5th Top Rebounder averaging 8.1 rpg
- Jackson Vroman NBA.com Bio
- Witosky, Tom (May 3, 2003). "ISU says Eustachy gave cash to his players". Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on June 4, 2003.
- Gran Canaria inks Vroman
- Jackson Vroman moves to Girona
- Lietuvos Rytas sign Jackson Vroman
- Vroman signs up for DongGuan Leopards
- Vroman signs w/ PBA Gin Kings
- Shandong Flaming Bulls. Asia-Basket
- Coro, Paul. "Going the Long Way", The Arizona Republic, June 26, 2004.
- Death of Iowa State Cyclone
- Lifetimes of Jackson Vroman
- Vroman death Retrieved July 16, 2017